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Your creativity is powerful. Through art and design, you change the world within you and around you. You shift culture. You shape the future.

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan has five program hallmarks that make our program unique.

  1. Small School, Big University. We’re a small, tight-knit community of approximately 600 students, faculty, and staff conducting creative work in the context of a large, tier-one research university. This gives you access to collaborators and project funding across fields of study, includ­ing med­i­cine, engi­neer­ing, com­put­er sci­ence, the per­form­ing arts, psychology, and so much more. It also allows you to pursue the academic passions that fuel your creative work. Learn more about dual degrees and minors at U‑M.

  2. Career Prep and Placement. On average, about 84% of Stamps graduates end up working in creative positions within 6 months of graduation, about 7% immediately go on to graduate school, and the rest pursue other various interests. Your career prep includes networking, workshops, internships, and faculty mentorships, and access to the U‑M network of 575,000+ alums world-wide.

  3. Stamps Students major in Art and Design. Our trans-disciplinary approach encourages learning and research across many creative and academic disciplines. This gives you more tools in your toolbox as you seek to address some of the 21st century’s biggest challenges and opportunities. It also provides you with versatility on the job market post-graduation.

  4. There are no discipline-specific majors at Stamps. Our open curriculum and our personalized advising program is designed to support the unique needs of each individual. This empowers you to create a tailor-made educational path, custom-fit to advance your unique creative vision. Explore current offerings with the Stamps Curriculum Designer.

  5. Citizenship, Globally and Locally. Our International Experience requirement, providing unique study abroad opportunities for artists and designers, and our Engaged Creative Practice requirements, providing collaborative opportunities with community members outside of the university, are designed to take creative practice outside of the studio and into the world at large. This enriches your perspectives, your ability to collaborate successfully, your networks, and your ability to use your creative practice in the larger context of your life, as a global citizen.

Questions? Contact Stamps Admissions.